Body Composition Analysis 2017-07-24T19:36:16+00:00

Body Composition Analysis

The number on the scale is only ONE tool for assessing your health. Although commonly used, Body Mass Index (BMI) is an unreliable representation of your weight because it calculates your obesity level strictly based on your height and weight. This results in more people being labeled as obese. 

It can be frustrating to NOT see your diet and fitness changes being reflected on the scale. This is where the Inbody Test comes in…

The InBody goes beyond your scale weight!

Inbody Composition Scale

It calculates your skeletal muscle mass, lean body mass, % body fat, total body water, basal metabolic rate (calories needed at rest), and more. It measures the body segmentally and also evaluates adequate muscle development.  This is very important during weight loss. It can also help determine if you are maintaining your muscle mass during times of poor health.

How does it work?

Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA)

Safe, low-level currents are sent through the body through the hand and foot electrodes. The impedance the currents encounter are measured, and from there, your body composition is derived. The test takes approximately 30 seconds. The Inbody BIA has been shown to be 98% accurate compared to the gold standard DEXA (Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry) testing.

Inbody testing is included in all Initial Assessments for those who wish to take advantage.  Repeat testing is recommended every 3-5 weeks. Please visit our FAQ’s page or make an appointment today for more information. 

“Melissa can create an individualized diet plan so that you can meet your health and nutrition goals.”

Melissa Karch, Nutritionist

Melissa Karch, RDN, CNSC, CLT

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